The Chopin Society of Atlanta is a non-profit organization that since early 2000 has been devoted to promoting Fryderyk Chopin’s music and advancing the understanding and appreciation of his legacy while engaging and inspiring youth from the metro Atlanta area. The essence of our mission lies in enriching children’s education and fostering an appreciation for classical music.
We believe that music represents a universal language that reaches the depths of emotions, stirs the imagination and helps our youth gain a better understanding and respect for each other. Our programs not only help youth appreciate the beauty of classical music but develop self-esteem and become a positive influence on their peers, demonstrating that listening to and playing classical music can translate into lifelong valuable and exciting experiences.
By Fisher Yu - 1st Prize Winner of 2019 Art Contest
Fryderyk Chopin, Waltz in C sharp major op 64, No 2
We accomplish our mission by:
organizing competitions about Chopin’s life
providing prizes for the participants of our popular after-concert essay contests
providing nearly 100 annual awards to local music festival and piano competition winners
inviting young artists to perform at our fundraising events
subsidizing concert tickets for music students
funding university-level master classes by visiting artists
funding scholarships for the Georgia State University and the University of Georgia students to participate in international piano master classes in Paris, France, and Valldemossa, Majorca.
They are usually held at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center and have featured internationally acclaimed pianists, such as Sa Chen, Marek Drewnowski, Ingrid Fliter, Piotr Folkert, Alex Kobrin, Kevin Kenner, Marc Laforet, Leszek Możdżer, Adam Makowicz, Christopher O’Riley, Ewa Pobłocka, Joyce
Yang, and Ilya Yakushev, whose sold-out performances have met with enthusiastic praise from classical music lovers and critics. Our young audiences have been extremely responsive, as evidenced by their insightful comments, demonstrating the profound impact the music leaves on their minds and souls. History
The Chopin Society of Atlanta was founded in the year 2000 to carry on the tradition of preserving Fryderyk Chopin’s legacy, which started in 1899 with the launching of the Chopin Chapter at the Warsaw Music Society. The first Chopin Institute was founded in 1934, and Chopin societies around the globe make up the largest network of organizations dedicated to a single composer.